The 12-mile fishing limit; the limit of my patience.
Within the city limits.
The child needs to have limits put on his behavior.
A withdrawal limit of $200; no minimum age limit.
Let's limit the discussion to what is doable. The offer limits us to three for a dollar.
An example of a limit is a child only being allowed to play on the block on which their house is located.
An example of a limit is a parent telling their child they can only spend ten dollars at the toy store.
An example of a limit is a dog on a four-foot leash.
“That's the limit!” the babysitter exclaimed after the child spilled a glass of milk.
To catch the limit for a day of trout fishing.
There are several existing limits to executive power.
Two drinks is my limit tonight.
Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.
The limit of your lives is out.
We need to limit the power of the executive.
I'm limiting myself to two drinks tonight.
The sequence limits on the point a.
- any person or thing regarded as unbearable, remarkable, etc. to an extreme degree
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of limit
- Middle English limite from Old French border from Latin līmes līmit- border, limit
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition